It is important to maintain open communication with the home owner (it’s better to confirm the agreement in writing). Remember, unless there is a compelling reason or legal ownership that is deeply flawed, the default is sufficient to evict a tenant.
In California, under federal law, it may be illegal to evict a person for retaliation, once he has reclaimed his rights. This includes having complained about conditions of the rented unit that would compromise their well-being.
When you file a complaint or request in writing to the landlord to make certain kinds of repairs, it is best to archive all if needed later. When a complaint it in writing and in a friendly, specifying the items to be taken into account, and keep copies of everything!
Solve problems with your neighbor
If there is a dispute with any of the other tenants of the building, avoid involving the owner of the property, and that they often, to solve the problem, ordered the eviction of the two disputants.
Ask permission to bring more housing tenants
If you bring more people to live with you must ask the permission of the owner. Many owners feel very upset when they realize that there are more people in the unit without being alerted, which can lead to an eviction order.
Do not make alterations without permission
If you as a tenant wants to make changes in housing should talking to the owner, for example, to change the color of paint, remove the carpet or add cabinets in the kitchen, make sure you have the approval of the owner.
Offer to pay for repairs
If you have damaged or broken some of the property, and this has not happened by the normal every day use, offer the owner pay for making appropriate repairs.
Keep the house clean and presentable
The owners do not like to see that his property is being damaged or dirty. Avoid visible areas like garden, patio or balcony look dirty and neglected.